April 19, 2013

Mayo Clinic Poll Shows Half Of Americans Would Consider Donating A Kidney To A Stranger

By Logan Lafferty

Good news for anyone needing a transplant; a new Mayo Clinic survey shows that the public’s support for both living and deceased organ donation is increasing…“This is really encouraging news,” says Mikel Prieto, M.D., surgical director of the kidney and pancreas transplantation programs at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. “As living organ donation becomes more widely known and accepted, and as the safety and surgical proficiency continue to improve, we hope that more people will come forward and offer to help loved ones who need kidney and liver transplants. It’s also very heartening to hear that the willingness to consider donating a kidney to a stranger has increased so significantly.”



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